Uganda is what postcards are made of. It is that time of the year again, when you celebrate your lens and share the revelry with us! After its roaring success last year, Expats in Uganda (a product of Lynx Media Ltd) is hosting the third edition of its Amateur Photography Competition (APC) from October 1 to November 15, 2016. And we are nothing, if not about the ‘extra’ for our dear readers. So this year, we have introduced two new award categories! In addition to last year’s three submission categories— Wildlife/ Nature, Landscape/ Scenery and Urban/Cultural, we also have the Viewers’ Choice and Children’s entries this year. Refer to our guidelines for more information. Times ticking, start clicking!
1.1 The competition is open to all Ugandan citizens and expatriates residing in Uganda, except employees and immediate family members of organisers and sponsors.
1.2 Images that have won in prior competitions, or have been used for commercial purposes and/or been published will not be eligible.
1.3 Only one entry per category.
1.4 Images must be taken in Uganda.
1.5 Children must be between ages 10-18 years to compete in the Children’s category.
2. SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES
2.1 Entries must be submitted on our Facebook page (Expats in Uganda) or our Twitter (@ExpatsinUganda) using the hashtag #expatsguideuganda
2.2 Images must be in JPEG format, of at least 300 dpi and not more than 3 MB in size.
2.3 Each entry should clearly state participant’s name and email address, category of submission and where the image was taken (location).
2.4 Entries with incomplete details will be disqualified.
2.5 The submission deadline is November 15, 2016, before 11.59 pm.
3. COPYRIGHT/INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
3.1 Each image submitted must be the original and unpublished work of the participant, who must also be its copyright owner.
3.2 By submitting an image for the competition, the participant will be regarded as having granted the organiser the right to use the image in print, broadcast and/or electronic media without any fee payment, for the purposes of promoting the competition.
4. JUDGING AND RESULTS
4.1 Each category will have one winner selected by a panel of judges and their decision is final. No correspondence pertaining to the selection process and decision will be entertained.
4.2 The panel of judges will evaluate the images based on two criteria; artistic/visual appeal and extent to which the photograph captures the essence of the theme.
4.3 Results of the competition will be posted on our Facebook and Twitter page and winners will also be notified via email.
5. ACCEPTANCE OF RULES AND REGULATIONS
5.1 By submitting an image for the competition, the participant will be regarded as having accepted and agreed to be bound by the rules and regulations of the competition.
5.2 While the organiser will exercise due care during the collection, selection and storage of images, it shall not be held liable for any loss, theft or destruction of the images.